Make other homeowners green with envy this year

Monday Nov 06th, 2017


The Rainmaker Team with Royal LePage Your Community Realty Inc., Brokerage in King City, Ontario, knows that many people are thinking about how they can become more eco-friendly — and that the home is a great place to start.

There are many relatively simple things you may have overlooked that you can do that will not only lessen your footprint on the environment but also save you money on your energy bill in the long run.

For example, you can prevent substantial heat loss in your hot water supply by wrapping pipes from your water heater with pipe sleeves or fibreglass insulation strips. This will keep the water warmer while it travels up to the shower and hot-water appliances, meaning you can turn down your water heater temperature a notch and still get the same results!

Also, take a look at your front and back doors. If you can feel a draft or see light creeping in, it's time to replace them or at least add some quality weatherstripping, which is inexpensive and easy to install.

If you're looking to make bigger gains to the "green quotient" of your real estate, you may want to consider switching out your old furnace and air conditioner for newer, more energy-efficient models. You can also check with the Ontario government for any energy rebates available for new appliances, and inquire about any additional rebates available from the supplier or manufacturer.

Those are just a few of the energy-saving tips you can apply to your home. You can also shop for the perfect property through the Rainmaker Team that already has these features incorporated! Whether it's your first property or a luxury home, you can do your part to help the Earth.

To find out more about what the Rainmaker Team can offer you, including a free home evaluation to help you sell, visit their website, call 905-833-1030 or like their Facebook page for more information and updates.

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